Disney sharply reduced its losses from video streaming in the second quarter, US inflation dipped to its lowest level since April 2021, and the FT’s Joe Leahy explains China’s crackdown on foreign business due diligence firms, including Capvision, Bain and Mintz.

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Disney shaves streaming losses as subscription fees rise

US inflation eases to 4.9% in April as Fed tightening takes effect

China raids multiple offices of international consultancy Capvision

Spotify ejects thousands of AI-made songs in purge of fake streams

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